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Startup! Western Iowa event to encourage entrepreneurs 09/05/2013

A brand new day-long event in Denison will aim to inspire potential entrepreneurs to take the leap and successfully run their own small business.

The Chamber & Development Council of Crawford County (CDC) announced that the new Startup! Western Iowa Conference will take place on Monday, September 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Western Iowa Tech Community College campus in Denison.


The event includes breakfast and lunch, five educational sessions ranging from financing to “legal stuff,” and an inspiring keynote from a special guest speaker, Molly Wilson Kohler of Iowa’s own The Beer Bread Company.

“Molly’s infectious energy and helpful tips will inspire individuals to take the leap toward becoming their own boss and to remain motivated through the hard times,” said Evan Blakley, executive director of the CDC.

The event will conclude with a special networking session featuring a variety of Iowa made beers.

“This is a great opportunity for people who have been wanting to start their own business and this might just be the inspiration they need to make that dream a reality,” Blakley said.

Registration is $30 and attendees must register in advance by calling or emailing the CDC office. Space is limited to 50 seats; reservations are encouraged as soon as possible.

The event will be wirelessly translated for any Spanish-speaking participants.

The event is created in partnership with Iowa Small Business Development Centers, Black Hills Energy, Denison Municipal Utilities, MidAmerican Energy, Western Iowa Power Cooperative, Western Iowa Advantage, Iowa State University-University Extension, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Region XII Council of Governments and Buena Vista University.

For more information, contact the Chamber & Development Council at 712-263-5621 or by email at

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